“Look me in the eye and just say the word, ‘Khaleesi.'”
“Game of Thrones” cast members sat down with Variety to recount their best fan encounters, from impromptu BTS concerts to full-on marriage proposals.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, revealed one time a fan in a costume had him propose to his girlfriend… on his behalf.
The “Game of Thrones” matchmaking doesn’t stop there. John Bradley, the beloved and bookish Sam Tarly, explained how his character arc helped a man build up the courage to ask a woman he was in love with out. “He always thought he’d be rejected, but there’s something about the bravery of Sam that encouraged him to do it, kind of egged him on,” said Bradley. “He asked her out and she said yes. She had been in love with him all that time as well, but she didn’t want to tell him because of the same reasons. So they ended up together.”
Maisie Williams, aka Arya Stark, talked about how a girl from Los Angeles came all the way to England with her mom to see her in a play. After the show, the duo went to see Korean pop group BTS. Williams responded, “I really want to watch that movie and none of my friends like K-Pop, so absolutely. So I went with her and her mom. It was really really lovely.”
The final season of “Game of Thrones” premieres April 14 on HBO.
Just like the millions of “Game of Thrones” fans across the globe, Emilia Clarke is devastated the HBO series has come to an end. “Having it come to its conclusion feels utterly surreal and completely bizarre and very, very very strange,” she tells Regina Hall in an upcoming episode of Variety’s Actors on Actors. “So [...]
With just one episode left of “Game of Thrones,” fans will finally see who takes the Iron Throne to rule Westeros. But before audiences get to find out how the fantasy epic ends, the cast weighed in on who they think should take the crown. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, says, “The world would [...]
After several seasons of troubling character starts and vocal backlash after season 5, the women of Westeros are now “running the show.” “In the beginning it starts off with something of a stereotypical view of women, ss the wives, the girlfriends the ones that are always under other people’s control,” Sophie Turner explained to Variety. [...]
Jennifer Aniston, who was honored on Friday at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime, said she began to see herself in a different light and find her voice when she began working on “Friends.” “I started meeting all of these people who expressed to me how much the show meant to them — how […]
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Brie Larson was honored at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime on Friday, and talked about her upcoming film “Just Mercy” and the Equal Justice Initiative. Larson portrays Eva Ansley, who co-founded the Equal Justice Initiative, in “Just Mercy,” and revealed what she learned from Ansley while making the film. “Where can you gain […]